I was wondering if anyone knew how to soften the felt on the Akubra Federation. I have read at other fan forums that Alcohol has been used and also soaking the felt. Has anyone tried this? Also, is anyone aware of a wire existing in the sweatband and can it be removed to give the hat better flexability. I ask this because I am planning on traveling in September and would like to be able to store my Fed in my pack from time to time.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
T.O INDY 77